Originally Posted by C Mart
Watching the coaches tape line these guys looked like crap against the 49ers..I can't believe how bad Mangold looked. Is it the new scheme? Harris was terrible...Is he still suffering from the ankle he sprained against Carolina and just isn't letting on?
I don't know. But we had this conversation last year about Mangold. IMO he has let himself get out of shape. He was an All-Pro player which is why I can't blame the scheme. But I do think the alternating of Slauson and Ducasse has hurt Mangold. He got beat on some stunts where I think there may have been a lack of communication.
I think Harris' ankle might be a reason. Because he looks pedestrian out there. And the ankle injury fits what we are seeing on the field.
Moore has just gotten older. Mother nature has caught up. He has been a great player for us, an overachiever.
Sadly, I think part of the problem with Brick, Harris and Mangold is that they got paid. And frankly, they were all over paid. Especially Brick and Harris.